2015 Volvo XC60

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$37,900 - $51,050

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Key Spec of 2015 Volvo XC60
fuel economy

24/27/31

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

240 hp @ 5600 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Spacious cargo

Non-reclining rear seats

New Drive-E engines

Impressive safety ratings

Stable ride and handling

2015 Volvo XC60 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2015 Volvo XC60 distinguishes itself from other family vehicles. It has unique styling, graceful yet sophisticated interior, and a high level of safety. Multiple trims and sub-trims are available which let you choose the suitable model with the required options. The base price of the 2015 Volvo XC60 starts at $36,400, and it can go up to $49,800 for the Platinum T6 R-design AWD trim.

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8.2

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Trims

T5$37,900 onwards

  • 18-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Dual zone automatic front air conditioning
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rain sensing windsheild wiper
  • Rear Fog/driving lights
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Sirius AM/FM/HD/Satellite

Premier Plus$40,250 onwards

  • Parking assist

Premier$40,350 onwards

T5 Premier$41,150 onwards

  • Leather Seat trim
  • Sliding and tilting laminated glass Sunroof

T6$41,550 onwards

T6 Premier Plus$42,950 onwards

  • Parking assist

T6 Ocean Blue Race$43,850 onwards

Platinum$44,350 onwards

T5 Platinum$45,400 onwards

  • Navigation system

T6 Platinum$45,550 onwards

T6 R-Design$45,800 onwards

  • 20-inch painted aluminum Wheels

T6 R-Design Premier Plus$47,200 onwards

  • Parking assist

T6 Ocean Blue Platinum$48,250 onwards

T6 R-Design Platinum$49,800 onwards

  • Navigation system

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2014 Volvo XC60Home Delivery
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2014 Volvo XC60

4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

$14,995
Est. $203/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,500 Below market
RMV: $17,495
Tinley Park, IL
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2015 Volvo XC60
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Price Drop, $400
Previous Price: $1539110 Jul 2022

2015 Volvo XC60 T5 Premier

T5 Premier 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6A)

$14,991
Est. $203/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,311 Below market
RMV: $17,302
Annapolis, MD
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2015 Volvo XC60
25
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $2050025 Jul 2022

2015 Volvo XC60 T6 Platinum

T6 Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A) w/Prod. End 6/14

$20,000
Est. $271/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,883 Below market
RMV: $22,883
Cincinnati, OH
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2014 Volvo XC60Home Delivery
20
Price Drop, $800
Previous Price: $1329512 Jun 2022

2014 Volvo XC60 T6

T6 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

$12,495
Est. $169/mo
Excellent Deal
$1,796 Below market
RMV: $14,291
Murfreesboro, TN
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2015 Volvo XC60 T6

T6 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

$24,555
Est. $333/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,496 Below market
RMV: $28,051
Winnetka, IL
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2015 Volvo XC60
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Price Drop, $250
Previous Price: $1825017 Jun 2022

2015 Volvo XC60 T6

T6 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A) w/Prod. End 6/14

$18,000
Est. $244/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,532 Below market
RMV: $20,532
Carmel, IN
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2016 Volvo XC60
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2016 Volvo XC60 SUV

T5 Drive-E Premier

$18,900
Est. $256/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,545 Below market
RMV: $21,445
Downingtown, PA
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2016 Volvo XC60
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Price Drop, $967
Previous Price: $1896213 Jul 2022

2016 Volvo XC60 T5 Premier

T5 Premier 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6A)

$17,995
Est. $244/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,403 Below market
RMV: $20,398
Wilkes Barre, PA
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2016 Volvo XC60
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Price Drop, $34
Previous Price: $1899716 Jul 2022

2016 Volvo XC60 T5 Premier

T5 Premier 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6A)

$18,963
Est. $257/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,461 Below market
RMV: $21,424
Laconia, NH
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Colors and Styles

2015 Volvo XC60 in Black Sapphire Metallic color
Black Sapphire Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The introduction of the Drive-E inline-4 engines which are more fuel-efficient has put good marks on the XC60’s report card. With ample standard features and a reasonable price tag, the 2015 Volvo XC60 is fighting in the luxury midsize crossover segment with tough opponents such as BMW X3Audi Q5, and Land Rover Discovery Sport.


Features
9.0/10

There are five fundamental trims available on the 2015 XC60 which differ from each other because of the powertrain. All five trims have the Premier, Premier Plus, and Platinum tag which makes them identify as separate trim. The base T5 Drive-E trim has standard features such as 18-inch pan alloy wheels, LED DRLs, T-Tec/cloth upholstery, power front seats, 7-inch touchscreen, HD radio, and 40/20/40 rear seats. With the Premium tag with its name, the T5 Drive-E trim has leather upholstery, a Laminated Panoramic Roof with Power Sunshade, Adaptive Digital TFT Display, Silver Roof Rails, and auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The Premium Plus T5 Drive-E trim has features like a power tailgate with a programmable memory setting, a Homelink integrated garage door opener, a 12-volt power outlet, electric folding rear headrests, and a rear park assist camera. The Platinum T5 Drive-E trim has navigation, Harman Kardon premium sound system, accent lighting, and auto-dimming exterior mirrors. The features Premium, Premium Plus, and Platinum adds are nearly the same on every sub trim. However, there are some changes in the exterior and interior on the R-inscription trim.

Trim

2015 Volvo XC60 T5 Drive-E

2015 Volvo XC60 T5 AWD

2015 Volvo XC60 T6 Drive-E

2015 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD

2015 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD R-design

MSRP

$36,400

$37,900

$41,150

$42,650

$46,950

Key Features

2.0 L turbo inline-4 Drive-E

Adds or replaces or remains same as ‘T5 Drive-E’

Adds or replaces or remains same as ‘T5 AWD’

Adds or replaces or remains same as ‘T6 Drive-E’

Adds or replaces or remains same as ‘T6 AWD’

 

18-inch Pan alloy wheels

2.5 L turbo inline-5

2.0L supercharged inline-4 Drive-E

3.0L turbo inline-6

3.0Lturbo inline-6

 

Rear fog light

Power adjustable driver seat, 8-way with memory function

18-inch Zephyrus alloy wheels

20-inch Avior alloy wheels

20-inch Ixion II alloy wheels

 

LED Daytime Running Lights

Bright Roof Rails

adjustable lumbar support

Front row power windows

R-Design dual exhaust

 

Leather upholstery

Cloth upholstery

Leather-clad 3-spoke steering wheel

Harman Kardon Premium Sound

R-Design aluminum interior trim

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Manual tilt/telescopic steering wheel 

HomeLink integrated garage door opener

 

 

 

7-inch touchscreen

8-speaker sound system

 

 

 

 

automatic headlights

 

 

 

 

There are multiple packages offered on the 2015 XC60. The Climate package adds heated front seats, heated rear seats, heated windscreen washer nozzles, heated steering wheel, and heated windscreen. The Inscription package is only available on the T6 and T6 AWD which adds Inscription branded aluminum tread plates, Inscription branded floor mats, Anthracite black headliner, leather-covered dashboard, power lumbar support, modern wood inlays, and Perforated Soft Sovereign Hide leather. The Sports package includes sport seats and 20-inch Titania alloy wheels.

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Volvo has provided a vast ocean of options to choose from in the lineup of the 2015 XC60. It would be better if you go with the Premium Plus trim with the T6 Drive-E engine. This way you won’t be expending too much, and still, you can have a fuel-efficient Drive-E engine and you can still avail all the options the way you want them.

Engine and Performance
8.1/10

There are about 5 different power plants that vary according to the trim level. The 2.0L turbo Drive-E engine is given on the T5 Drive Drive-E trim which is married to an 8-speed automatic transmission and puts out 240 hp plus 258 lb-ft of torque. The 2.5L turbo engine is provided on the T5 AWD trim which has the 6-speed automatic transmission and it puts out 250 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. The first engine sends power to the FWD, while the latter, as the name indicates, sends power to the AWD. The 2.0L Drive-E engine makes the XC60 accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds, while the 2.5L turbo finishes the same goal in 6.6 seconds.

The 3.0L turbo engine is coupled with the 6-speed transmission and sends power to the AWD. It produces 300 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0 L Drive-E supercharged engine in the T6 Drive-E trim is engaged with the 8-speed transmission and sends power to the front wheels. It produces 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Lastly, the 3.0 Turbo engine in the T6 R-design trim is betrothed to a 6-speed transmission and transfers power to all wheels. It churns out 325 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. The T6 R-design does the 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds, which is 0.1 seconds less than the T6 Drive-E.

Model

2015 Volvo XC60 Drive-E

2015 BMW X3 XDrive28i 

2015 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium quattro

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport SE

MSRP

$36,400

$40,500

$39,300

$37,070

Engine

2.0 Liter Turbo Inline-4

2.0 Liter TwinPower Turbo Inline-4

2.0 Liter Turbo Inline-4

2.0 Liter Turbo Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-Speed automatic

8-Speed automatic

8-Speed automatic

9-Speed automatic

Power

240 hp @ 5600 rpm

240 hp @ 5000 rpm

220 hp @ 4450 rpm

240 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque

258 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm

260 ft-lbs. @ 1450 rpm

258 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm

250 ft-lbs. @ 1750 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.9

5.9

6.7

7.7

Quarter mile (mph)

NA

14.8

NA

16.2

Top speed (mph)

NA

155 (est.)

NA

124

All SUVs in the competition have a similar capacity engine and share the same horsepower with each other except the Q5 which has 20 hp less in the account. The fastest SUV in the segment is the X3 which finishes the 0 to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. The slowest of the bunch is the Discovery Sport which does the 0-60mph in 0.8 seconds later than the XC60. When comparing the price tag, BMW is the most expensive option in the segment.

Fuel Economy
8.0/10

There are multiple engine options given on the 2015 Volvo XC60. Therefore, there will be multiple sets of fuel economy. For the sake of convenience, the 2.0L Turbo Driver-E engine has been taken for easy comparison with the rivals. It returns fuel economy of 24/31/27 mpg in city/highway/combined. The 2.5L Turbo engine returns 18/25/21 mpg in city/highway/combined, while the 2.0L Supercharged engine returns 22/30/25 mpg in city/highway/combined. Despite the engine which changes according to the trim level, an 18.5-gallon fuel tank is constant.

Model

2015 Volvo XC60

2015 BMW X3 xDrive28i

2015 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium quattro

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport SE

MPG (city)

24

21

20

20

MPG (Highway)

31

28

28

26

MPG (Combined)

27

24

23

22

Fuel Capacity

18.5

17.7

19.8

18.5

Range (City/hwy)

444/574

372/496

396/554

370/481

While the base Drive-E engine XC60 comes out as the most fuel-efficient SUV, the least efficient title goes to the Discovery Sport, although both share the same fuel tank capacity. The 2015 X3 returns one more mpg in the city and combined as compared to the Q5, but the Q5 has the biggest fuel tank of all. When comparing the overall range, Volvo offers the most at 574 miles on highways. 

Interior
8.1/10

The cabin is filled with high-quality material, and you can feel the Swedish luxury vibes just by sitting in for a while. Aluminum and wood trims are spread across the cabin. The seats have standard leather upholstery, the leather-wrapped steering wheel has a paddle shifter, and the gear shifter is also wrapped in leather. Dark-tinted glass is on the rear door and cargo area. The cabin is well designed, but the rear row is a bit crampy as it is difficult for three beefy adults to sit comfortably in the back. 

Apart from the front seats having an 8-way power adjustment, the driver seat also has power lumbar support and a 3-position memory setting. Heated seats and steering wheel are optional. The rear seat can be folded down in a 40/20/40 pattern which will increase the cargo capacity from 30.8 to 67.4 cu-ft. Some other creature comforts include manual tilt and telescopic steering wheel column, dual-zone automatic climate control, accent Lighting, Auto-dimming rear-view mirror, paddle shifters, cargo lights, Adaptive Digital TFT Display, Keyless Drive with Personal Car Communication, and front plus rear 12-volt power outlet.

Model

2015 Volvo XC60

2015 BMW X3 xDrive28i 

2015 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium quattro

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport SE

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.0/56.7/41.2

40.7/59.4/39.9

38.1/57.7/41.0

40.2/57.4/42.0

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.1/56.2/36.4

39.1/57.4/36.8

37.7/56.4/37.4

38.7/56.3/37.3

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

30.8

27.6

29.1

32.7

If we compare the interior dimensions, the most spacious SUV in the segment is Discovery Sport which also has the biggest cargo space. Next in line is the X3 which has leading front and rear headroom. The Q5 is squished between the X3 and Discovery Sport but has 1.5 cu-ft of cargo space more than what’s given on the X3. Finally, the XC60 is the least roomy SUV as compared to rivals, but it has the second-biggest trunk in the bunch. Major interior features include:

  • Cloth upholstery
  • Leather upholstery
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control 
  • Heated seats (optional)
  • Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel (optional)
  • Front row power windows and door locks
  • Accent lighting
  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors

How intuitive is the 2015 Volvo XC60’s infotainment unit?

The 2015 XC60 is equipped with the Sensus Connect infotainment system. It includes a 7-inch touchscreen which is simple to use. Standard features given on the base trim are SiriusXM, Bluetooth, an eight-speaker sound system, a CD player, an HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack, and a USB port. A Harman Kardon’s premium sound system is a stand-alone option. Major highlights of the infotainment unit are:

  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • 8-speaker sound system
  • SiriusXM
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Harman Kardon premium sound system
Exterior
9.0/10

The exterior design language of the 2015 Volvo XC60 is not complicated, and you can see short body lines all over the exterior which makes it looks more sleek and sporty. On the front, the chrome grille complements any exterior color you choose. The hood has a middle bump which is covered by the two-body lines. On the top, black roof rails are standard, but bright roof rails are also available. You also have the laminated panoramic roof with a power sunshade under the Premier trim.

The XC60’s back has uniquely shaped taillights and a power liftgate. When you select the T6 R-Design trim, many trim-specific exterior features such as R-Design exterior trim, R-Design dual exhaust, and 20-inch Ixion II alloy wheels are given. The 2015 Volvo XC60 runs on the 18-inch Pan alloy wheels, but you can also get the 18" Zephyrus alloy wheels on the higher trims. 

Model

2015 Volvo XC60

2015 BMW X3 

2015 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium quattro

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport SE

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,041

4,150

4,079

3,845

Length (in.)

182.8

183.4

182.6

180.7

Width (in.)

74.4

74.1

74.7

81.5

Height (in.)

67.4

66.1

65.2

67.9

Ground Clearance (in.)

9.1

8.0

7.9

8.3

Wheelbase (in.)

109.2

110.6

110.5

107.9

The length and width of the XC60 and rivals are in the same ballpark except for the Discovery Sport, which is 2.1 inches longer and 7.1 inches wider as compared to the XC60. The Discovery Sport also has the shortest wheelbase, but the biggest one belongs to the X3. With the leading ground clearance of 9.1 inches, bumpy roads won’t be a problem for the XC60, whereas the low weight of the Discovery Sport will help it in the performance section. Major exterior features are:

  • 18-inch Pan alloy wheels
  • Laminated panoramic roof with power sunshade (available)
  • Power heated side mirror with memory function 
  • Rear window defroster
  • Black roof rails
  • LED daytime running lights
Safety
9.3/10

NHTSA has assigned an overall 5-star safety rating to the 2015 Volvo XC60 where it scores full 5-stars in every test except the rollover test. IIHS has given ‘Good’ ratings to the 2015 Volvo XC60 in crashworthiness tests and ‘Superior’ ratings in the crash prevention test. IIHS also awarded the 2015 XC60 with the ‘Top Safety Pick+’ title, making it one of the safest midsize luxury SUVs. The standard safety features include a city safety low-speed collision avoidance system, cruise control, engine immobilizer, and encrypted ignition key. 

You also have optional packages which add many safety features. BLIS PACKAGE adds blind-spot monitoring, lane change merge aid, cross-traffic alert, and front and rear park assist. The Technology package adds adaptive cruise control with queue assist, active high beam, road sign information, lane departure warning, collision warning with full auto brake, cyclist detection with full auto brake, pedestrian detection with full auto brake, driver alert control, and distance alert, but this package is only available on the Premium trim/package level. Major safety features are:

  • Cruise control
  • Tunnel Detection
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Collision warning with full auto brake (optional)
  • City Safety Low-Speed Collision Avoidance System
  • Pedestrian detection with full auto brake (optional)
  • Cross-traffic alert (optional)
Final Verdict

The 2015 Volvo XC60 is an SUV that ticks all the boxes, whether it is the freedom to choose the suitable powertrain or optional features or the option between impressive fuel economy or decent power figures. It also stands high with impressive safety ratings, proving itself as the suitable choice for you in the midsize luxury SUV segment. However, rivals have an edge in the luxury, performance, and interior space. Still, if you want a complete luxury SUV package at a reasonable price, the 2015 Volvo XC60 is a great choice. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$48250

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

180 cu in

horse power

300 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

325 lb.-ft. @ 2100 rpm

transmission

6 speed shiftable automatic

dimensions
length

183 in

wheelbase

109 in

width

74 in

curb weight

4277 lbs

Height

67 in

Ground Clearance

9 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

98.6 cu ft

cargo volume

67.4 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

17/20/24 mpg

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


Volvo XC60 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$47,039
5 Year Cost To Own
$64,733
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $64,733
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$6,978$5,418$4,399$4,929$4,320$26,044
Insurance$1,264$1,279$1,378$1,376$1,415$6,712
Fuel$2,093$2,194$2,209$2,302$2,307$11,105
Maintenance$152$460$741$1,610$2,418$5,381
Repairs$-2$50$-40$775$1,215$1,998
Financing Interest$2,906$2,344$1,773$1,148$396$8,567
Taxes and Fees$3,949$322$247$193$215$4,926
Total Cost-To-Own$17,340$12,067$10,707$12,333$12,286$64,733
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